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Definitions and Synonyms of govern | Another word for govern | What is govern?

Samples where govern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who is governing the country now?

Synonyms for govern in the sense of this definition

(govern is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of govern ) sit on the throne as a ruler

(... is a kind of govern ) govern badly

(... is a kind of govern ) rule as a dictator

(... is a kind of govern ) have sovereign power

"Henry VIII reigned for a long time"

Samples where govern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His belief in God governs his conduct

(govern is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

Samples where govern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We cannot regulate the way people dress
  • This town likes to regulate

Synonyms for govern in the sense of this definition

(govern is a kind of ...) reach, make, or come to a decision about something

"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

(... is a kind of govern ) cause to conform to standard or norm

"The weights and measures were standardized"

(... is a kind of govern ) regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns

Definition 4: require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood - [verb of stative]

Samples where govern or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German

(govern is a kind of ...) require as useful, just, or proper

"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert" "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

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